Monday, July 27, 2009

Vacation update

We are on our 4th day of vacation and we arrived in Pigeon Forge, TN this afternoon. We've been to Chattanooga and got to see my cousin, his wife, and their son. We rode the incline railway up to the top of Lookout Mountain. Yesterday we drove to Cherokee, NC and saw some breathtaking scenery. This morning we went to a little theme park and zoo called Santa's Land and Kristen had a good time there. She rode a roller coaster...not a huge roller coaster, but not a little kiddie roller coaster...and she rode it FOUR times!! She also went on the ferris wheel. This afternoon we went through Smoky Mountains National Park and it was beautiful. More to come later.

Surprise, surprise...Kristen is actually enjoying being in the pool.
Kristen had so much fun with her 2nd cousin, Daniel.

On the incline railway ready to ride up to the top of Lookout Mountain.

At the top overlooking Chattanooga.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I've mentioned before that Kristen's not really a morning person...well, she likes getting up too early on weekends when I want to sleep in, but during the week it's so hard to get her up. Friday morning she came up with a new excuse.

Me - "Kristen, it's time to get up"
Me again after a few minutes - "Kristen, I said it's time to get up"
Me again - "Kristen, you need to get up NOW"
Kristen - "But Mommy, my toes are tired"

Haven't heard that one before :)

We are leaving on vacation this Friday and are so excited. We are taking a road trip to Tennessee and will go to Chattanooga, Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg area & Dollywood, Nashville and Memphis. I'm going to try to blog along the way to share with everyone how much fun we're having.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4 photoshoot...almost

I wanted to take a few pics of Kristen yesterday for 4th of July. We were heading out shopping and after some coaxing she agreed to take a couple of shots in the front yard.

Kristen in front of the house.
Uh oh, she feels a couple of drops of rain.And she goes running off....we are done!

We had rain off and on the rest of the afternoon and evening. We shopped at the mall, Target, and Wal-Mart, then later went to my sisters for a cookout and did some sparklers under the patio cover as it was pouring down rain. She still doesn't like the noise from fireworks but we had fun anyway.